At Canada Tire, we view our back-office as an extension of our front-office. All of our back-office employees spend time on the road regularly with our Territory Managers visiting customers in order to better understand their needs and ensure that working with us is as administratively easy as possible.
Our President, Billy Granatstein, has been working in the family business since 1973. Always “in the field”, Billy visits customers each and every week. It was Billy’s grandfather, Louis, who started the business in 1928. His son, Gabriel Granatstein, joins Billy in leading the Company. Prior to joining Canada Tire, Gabriel was an employment and labour lawyer for Norton Rose Fulbright and Target. Gabriel is also a veteran of the Canadian Armed Forces and continues to serve as a reservist.
Chris Moody, son-in-law to Billy and brother-in-law to Gabriel, is the Director of Sales, responsible for our Territory Managers, customer service representatives and retail operations. Chris has an established background in sales, notably for a major international hotel chain.
All of our employees spend time on the road regularly with our Territory Managers visiting customers in order to better understand their needs.
Marc Fontaine joined the company in 2019 and is the Director of Operations, Logistics and HR, responsible for managing all logistics, warehouses and transportation. All warehouse managers report to Marc.
Gaetano (Gates) Iacono, our Director of Finance leads the Finance Department. Gates is supported by Lucie Liboiron, and Sylvie Thériault, our Pay, Expense & Travel Administrator (with the Company since 2000).
Our Credit Department is led by Phil Pelle, who has been with Canada Tire since 1987. Phil is supported by Michelle Held, responsible for customers in Ontario, Atlantic Canada and the Maritimes and Athina Papadatos, responsible for Québec customers. Brigitte Viau, assists in credit and account creation and is also our receptionist.
Our Purchasing Department is led by Myron Rapkin, with Canada Tire for 50 years. He is supported by Joel Boivin, Senior Manager, Purchasing & Pricing and Polina Radeva, assistant purchaser.
Richard Sheppard leads our IT department and has been with CT since 2003. He is supported by Andrew Jones.
Our Marketing Manager is Kerry-Anne Arrowsmith, who has been with Canada Tire since 2004.